3 Championship Records broken on Thursday night!
What an exciting start for the second day! In men’s 100 backstroke the world junior record holder Kliment Kolesnikov from Russia got a serious contender when Romanian’s Daniel-Christian Martin refused to let the Russian get the lead. Finally the thriller ended by the two rivals sharing the win with a new championship record with a time of 53,52. What a race! Third seed went to Great Britain’s Nicholas Pyle.
In women’s 400m freestyle the Hungarian European junior record holder Ajna Kesely continued her impressive racing by picking up her third gold medal. Kesely finished with a time of 4.05,89 that being a new championship record and more than 5 seconds ahead of the Germany’s Isabel Marie Gose (4.11,01).
The European junior record holder Freya Anderson took the expected win in women’s 100m free with a time of 54.65. Her record 53,88 is clocked in August 2017 in Indianapolis. Second was Russian’s Elizaveta Klevanovich in 55.31 and third Selen Ozbilen from Turkey (55.69).
Unstoppable Hungary and Russia
In women’s 200m back the gold medal went also to Russia as Anastasia Avdeeva lead the race from start to finish touching the wall in 2.09,56. She was not far behind from Polina Egorova’s championship record 2.08,97 from Netanya last year. The second seed went to Hungary’s Laura Vanda Ilyes with a time of 2.10,67 and the third seed to Moldova’s Tatiana Salcutan in 2.11,37.
In men’s 1500m freestyle Hungary’s Akos Kalmar took down a 13-year-old Championship record clocking a time 15.04,91. Previous record was by Poland’s Mateusz Sawrymovicz 15.06,04 from the year 2005 so Kalmar improved the record by 1.13 seconds!
– It was a good race, but not my best time. I’ll have to take a look at the splits with my coach, Kalmar said after the race.
The exciting night ended with 4x100 freestyle relay for mixed teams. Russian took the victory over Germany and Hungary with a time of 3.28,74. Russia was only 0.24 seconds behind Hungary’s championship record.
After the second day it is no wonder that Russia is leading the medal table with 10 medals – 7 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.